Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Glade Sun

July 9, 2014

Habitat moves faith into action

CROSSVILLE — Moving faith into action, Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity (CCHFH) constructed and raised the walls on their 56th home built in Cumberland County. This build day was an initiative put together by CCHFH Church Relations Committee Chairperson and Faith Worship Center pastor, Tim Chesson.

“This build was a tangible way for congregations to put their faith into action and reach beyond church walls to serve. It blesses us in the fact that there's a way we can help, and through all that, give glory to God. We are building homes on the foundation of faith in partnership with low-income families in need of simple, decent and affordable housing," said Pastor Chesson. 

Several churches were represented including Christ Lutheran Church, Faith Worship Center, Faith Bible Fellowship and Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church. Lefty’s also supported the event by donating lunch for all the volunteers on the construction site. Professional photographer George Furman volunteered his time on the construction site taking pictures of everyone’s good side.

“Habitat for Humanity thanks everyone who volunteered their time and talent for this event. It takes a lot of people working together to make events like this possible. Thank you to everyone for making such a difference in the life of this new homeowner,” said Development Director, Vanessa Petty.

Rissa Davenport couldn’t stop smiling on Saturday as she worked alongside nearly 30 volunteers who helped her raise the framing to what will become her new home this fall.

“I can’t believe so many people have come to help build and support me in the process. I couldn’t be happier at the love and progress that I have experienced here today. I has been a true blessing to be part of the HFH program and an even bigger blessing to build alongside a wonderful group of people," said Davenport.

CCHFH Faith in Action initiative has many ways to serve. Get involved by praying for the ministry of Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity, participate in CCHFH Faith in Action building events, join the Faith in Action committee or encourage your congregation to get involved as a community or as individuals. If interested in becoming part of the CCHFH family of volunteers or want to learn about upcoming builds, please contact Pastor Tim Chesson or Vanessa Petty at 931-484-4565. You can also visit our website at www.cchabitatforhumanity.com or stop by the office at 329 McLarty Lane in Crossville.

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